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Valmiera Castle Ruins and Fortification

The former castle of the Livonian Order with medieval fortifications was built in the 13th century in a strategically advantageous location, possibly on the site of the former Beverīna Castle of the Latgalians.

At the end of the 17th century the city walls were demolished. The Order Castle ruins and the remains of medieval fortifications near the Gauja River recall the centre of Valmiera during the period from the 13th century to the present day.

The defence moat and fragments of the castle walls are the only things remaining from the defence system of the city. Constructions from the 18th -19th centuries are partially preserved within the territory of the castle, creating the nucleus of the small historical centre of Valmiera.

The castle ruins as a place of recreation are popular among the inhabitants and visitors of Valmiera.

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Coordinates:
57.538971, 25.428562
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Bruņinieku iela 2, Valmiera
+372 64207177
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Guide service available
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Access for disabled people
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Last updated: 
30.09.2014